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Thread: How much to charge for hand quilting

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    Member andifar's Avatar
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    I have been asked to hand quilt a feedsack quilt made in the 30's. I will see it on Saturday to get the size. The owner has the backing, and I will provide the batting, quilting and binding. I know what to charge for the batting, but not sure about the quilting and binding. Any recommendations?

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    How intricate of quilting are you doing? give her a price per stitch, you can estimate this by counting the ones in a certain area. I did one but it was for Cancer donation so only charges $60.00 but that was a lot of work! I considered it a worthwhile cause so gave her a deal on it.

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    I've heard some people charge by the inch of thread they use. I'm not sure of the amount per inch.

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    I always charge maximum amount for any hand quilting. The least I charge is $600 for a twin. Time and deadlines make me crazy. If they want me, they have to pay.

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    I like the way you think.... :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    I always charge maximum amount for any hand quilting. The least I charge is $600 for a twin. Time and deadlines make me crazy. If they want me, they have to pay.
    At least $600. That is alot of time put into it.

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    A lady here charges 35 cents an inch.

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    Boy talk about prices, my mom use to handquilt for people and she would get $25. a quilt. That was in the 50's and 60's.....Talk about cheap. Wow...

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    depends of course on size and patterns required , but think that $600 is way out of most peoples budget , OK, I know that you do need to charge but am always amazed at what most of you think is right.
    A very fragile subject I agree but unless you are in business then a smaller charge should be levied.
    Sorry but IMHO.

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    many charge 2 cents to 2 1/2 cents per square inch. around here hand quilting is always charged by the square inch. ... a couch throw that measures 60"x80" = 480 square inches. at 2cents a sq.in. = $96

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